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Two for Texas (1998)

Not Rated | | Crime, Western | TV Movie 18 January 1998
In 1836, two prisoners escape from a Louisiana chain gang run by a vicious strong boss. In the process of the escape, the strong boss is killed which sets his brother, the ex-warden on a ... See full summary »

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Hugh Allison
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Son Holland
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Sana
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Sam Houston
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Jim Bowie
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Emile Landry
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Alcide Landry (as Thomas Schuster)
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General Santa Anna
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Susannah Dickinson
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In 1836, two prisoners escape from a Louisiana chain gang run by a vicious strong boss. In the process of the escape, the strong boss is killed which sets his brother, the ex-warden on a chase of the men. However, the two join up with Sam Houston's army to fight the Mexicans which also sets them free from previous charges. The ex-warden then sells guns to the Mexicans which leads to the Alamo massacre and the death of their friend, Jim Bowie. The two then lead the avenging charge at San Jacinto that settles the war. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Prison made them tough. War made them heroes.

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Crime | Western

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18 January 1998 (USA)  »

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After the bushwhacker is stabbed in the chest by the Indian girl, the leather strap for his leather pouch is up high around his neck with several inches between it and the knife blade where it's stuck in his chest, but the next time he is seen the leather strap is down right on top of the knife, even though he hasn't moved. See more »

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A Texas Novel
12 October 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Kris Kristofferson and Scott Bairstow play a pair of escaped convicts from a Louisiana chain gang in Two For Texas. When an unexpected chance at escape comes they take it and in the process walk into history in 1836.

These two with a Tawanka Indian woman who was a prisoner of some Choctaws played by Irene Bedard where Kristofferson and Bairstow take refuge after their escape go to Texas because of Sam Houston's promise of 640 acres to those who will fight for Texas freedom. As it turns out Kristofferson knows one of Texas's most prominent freedom fighters, Jim Bowie who is played by Peter Coyote.

This is hardly a historical docudrama, it's a historical novel. But Kristofferson, Bairstow and the rest of the cast do graphically portray genuine frontier characters. Tom Skerritt gives a nice portrayal of Sam Houston one of my favorite historical characters.

Western fans should like this one.


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